Nottingham is the latest city to get free city centre wi-fi – thanks to BT. The free wi-fi will cover the busiest areas of Nottingham for tourism, shopping and leisure.
BT has joined forces with Nottingham City Council to make available free wi-fi to more than 310,000 residents, hundreds of businesses and the 10.7m people who visit the city annually.
It’s part of the Super Connected Cities Project. BT has already introduced wi-fi into a number of city centres across the UK, including Cardiff, Carlisle, Glasgow and Plymouth.
Andrew Johnson, BT Global Services regional sales director, said: “I’m sure the new network will prove to be very popular and extremely well used. There’ll be 41 BT Wi-fi hotspots covering the busiest areas of Nottingham for tourism, shopping and leisure. Work on the new outdoor network will be in phases. We hope to have it available in early summer.”
The free wi-fi will come at no cost to the council or taxpayers. As part of the deal, BT will get access to some of Nottingham’s lamp posts and other street furniture, allowing them to install new mobile infrastructure.